Nicoll HALSEY, Congress, NY (1782-1865)


HALSEY, Nicoll, (son of Silas Halsey and brother of Jehiel Howell Halsey), a Representative from New York; born in Southampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., March 8, 1782; moved to Herkimer County in 1793 with his parents, who settled in what is now the town of Lodi, Seneca County; attended the common schools; moved to Tompkins County and settled near Trumansburg in 1808; engaged in agricultural pursuits and milling; supervisor for Ulysses in 1812, 1814, 1815, 1818, 1821, and 1826; member of the State assembly in 1816 and again in 1824; sheriff of Tompkins County 1819-1821; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); was not a candidate for renomination in 1834; appointed judge of the Tompkins County Court on February 11, 1834; resumed the milling business; died while on a visit in Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., March 3, 1865; interment in Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present